Interpreting scripture among adults in Indiana

% of adults in Indiana who say the holy scripture is…

Survey year Word of God; should be taken literally Word of God; not everything taken literally Word of God; other/don't know Not the word of God Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 654. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
2014 35% 27% 3% 28% 6% 654
2007 35% 29% 4% 21% 10% 924

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Interpreting scripture among adults in Indiana by religious group

% of adults in Indiana who say the holy scripture is…

Religious tradition Word of God; should be taken literally Word of God; not everything taken literally Word of God; other/don't know Not the word of God Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 0. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Catholic 35% 42% < 1% 18% 5% 123
Evangelical Protestant 59% 27% 5% 6% 3% 208
Mainline Protestant 22% 38% 5% 23% 12% 119
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 13% 13% 3% 66% 6% 147

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults in Indiana by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Indiana who are ages…

Interpreting scripture 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 230. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 15% 29% 36% 20% 230
Word of God; not everything taken literally 22% 34% 28% 15% 186
Not the word of God 34% 40% 14% 12% 169

Generational cohort among adults in Indiana by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Indiana who are…

Interpreting scripture Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 230. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 10% 10% 24% 41% 13% 2% 230
Word of God; not everything taken literally 17% 12% 28% 32% 11% < 1% 186
Not the word of God 20% 23% 31% 15% 9% 1% 169

Gender composition among adults in Indiana by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Indiana who are…

Interpreting scripture Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 234. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 45% 55% 234
Word of God; not everything taken literally 42% 58% 186
Not the word of God 57% 43% 171

Racial and ethnic composition among adults in Indiana by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Indiana who identify as…

Interpreting scripture White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 232. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 77% 13% 1% 7% 1% 232
Word of God; not everything taken literally 87% 3% < 1% 4% 5% 184
Not the word of God 86% 6% < 1% 6% 2% 168

Immigrant status among adults in Indiana by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Indiana who are…

Interpreting scripture Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 234. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 7% 5% 88% 234
Word of God; not everything taken literally 3% 6% 91% 186
Not the word of God 5% 4% 91% 170

Income distribution among adults in Indiana by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Indiana who have a household income of…

Interpreting scripture Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 194. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 47% 19% 24% 9% 194
Word of God; not everything taken literally 34% 22% 30% 14% 165
Not the word of God 32% 20% 32% 16% 164

Educational distribution among adults in Indiana by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Indiana who have completed…

Interpreting scripture High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 233. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 57% 29% 10% 5% 233
Word of God; not everything taken literally 40% 38% 16% 6% 186
Not the word of God 42% 27% 18% 13% 171

Marital status among adults in Indiana by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Indiana who are…

Interpreting scripture Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 231. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 48% 2% 19% 9% 22% 231
Word of God; not everything taken literally 50% 4% 14% 9% 23% 186
Not the word of God 39% 12% 10% 6% 34% 170

Parent of children under 18 among adults in Indiana by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Indiana who are…

Interpreting scripture Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 233. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 23% 77% 233
Word of God; not everything taken literally 35% 65% 185
Not the word of God 30% 70% 171

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults in Indiana by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Indiana who say they…

Interpreting scripture Believe in God; absolutely certain Believe in God; fairly certain Believe in God; not too/not at all certain Believe in God; don't know Do not believe in God Other/don't know if they believe in God Sample Size
Sample size = 234. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 83% 15% < 1% 2% < 1% < 1% 234
Word of God; not everything taken literally 73% 24% 1% < 1% 1% 1% 186
Not the word of God 25% 24% 12% < 1% 33% 6% 171

Importance of religion in one's life among adults in Indiana by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Indiana who say religion is…

Interpreting scripture Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 234. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 80% 16% 4% < 1% 1% 234
Word of God; not everything taken literally 57% 35% 7% 1% < 1% 186
Not the word of God 12% 28% 27% 31% 2% 171

Attendance at religious services among adults in Indiana by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Indiana who attend religious services…

Interpreting scripture At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 234. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 58% 25% 17% < 1% 234
Word of God; not everything taken literally 41% 39% 20% < 1% 186
Not the word of God 7% 29% 61% 4% 171

Frequency of prayer among adults in Indiana by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Indiana who pray…

Interpreting scripture At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 234. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 74% 19% 3% 5% < 1% 234
Word of God; not everything taken literally 55% 28% 4% 12% 1% 186
Not the word of God 19% 16% 7% 56% 1% 171

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults in Indiana by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Indiana who attend prayer group…

Interpreting scripture At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 234. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 46% 14% 9% 32% < 1% 234
Word of God; not everything taken literally 26% 11% 14% 49% < 1% 186
Not the word of God 5% 3% 2% 88% 1% 171

Frequency of meditation among adults in Indiana by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Indiana who meditate…

Interpreting scripture At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 234. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 41% 8% 4% 45% 2% 234
Word of God; not everything taken literally 34% 8% 3% 56% < 1% 186
Not the word of God 25% 8% 4% 62% < 1% 171

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults in Indiana by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Indiana who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing…

Interpreting scripture At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 234. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 74% 11% 6% 8% < 1% 234
Word of God; not everything taken literally 56% 14% 10% 18% 1% 186
Not the word of God 37% 25% 8% 27% 2% 171

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults in Indiana by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Indiana who feel a sense of wonder about the universe…

Interpreting scripture At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 234. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 44% 17% 11% 28% 1% 234
Word of God; not everything taken literally 37% 18% 15% 30% < 1% 186
Not the word of God 51% 16% 11% 22% < 1% 171

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults in Indiana by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Indiana who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Interpreting scripture Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 234. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 66% 6% 23% 5% < 1% 234
Word of God; not everything taken literally 33% 8% 52% 4% 4% 186
Not the word of God 5% 14% 59% 19% 2% 171

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults in Indiana by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Indiana who say…

Interpreting scripture There are clear standards for what is right and wrong Right or wrong depends on the situation Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 234. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 50% 48% < 1% 1% 234
Word of God; not everything taken literally 30% 68% 1% < 1% 186
Not the word of God 21% 77% 1% 1% 171

Frequency of reading scripture among adults in Indiana by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Indiana who read scripture…

Interpreting scripture At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 234. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 59% 11% 5% 25% < 1% 234
Word of God; not everything taken literally 33% 11% 16% 40% < 1% 186
Not the word of God 8% 4% 7% 80% 1% 171

Belief in Heaven among adults in Indiana by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Indiana who …in heaven

Interpreting scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 234. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 93% 4% 3% 234
Word of God; not everything taken literally 88% 3% 9% 186
Not the word of God 49% 43% 8% 171

Belief in Hell among adults in Indiana by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Indiana who …in hell

Interpreting scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 234. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 88% 6% 6% 234
Word of God; not everything taken literally 75% 20% 5% 186
Not the word of God 33% 61% 5% 171

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults in Indiana by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Indiana who identify as…

Interpreting scripture Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 234. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 50% 20% 29% 234
Word of God; not everything taken literally 46% 18% 35% 186
Not the word of God 28% 20% 52% 171

Political ideology among adults in Indiana by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Indiana who are…

Interpreting scripture Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 234. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 59% 19% 16% 7% 234
Word of God; not everything taken literally 40% 40% 12% 7% 186
Not the word of God 20% 36% 34% 10% 171

Views about size of government among adults in Indiana by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Indiana who would rather have…

Interpreting scripture Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 234. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 56% 40% 2% 2% 234
Word of God; not everything taken literally 61% 31% 5% 2% 186
Not the word of God 52% 40% 3% 5% 171

Views about government aid to the poor among adults in Indiana by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Indiana who say government aid to the poor…

Interpreting scripture Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 234. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 61% 33% 5% 1% 234
Word of God; not everything taken literally 59% 36% 4% < 1% 186
Not the word of God 48% 46% 4% 2% 171

Views about abortion among adults in Indiana by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Indiana who say abortion should be…

Interpreting scripture Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 234. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 26% 68% 7% 234
Word of God; not everything taken literally 36% 63% < 1% 186
Not the word of God 69% 25% 7% 171

Views about homosexuality among adults in Indiana by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Indiana who say homosexuality…

Interpreting scripture Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 234. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 34% 58% 4% 3% 234
Word of God; not everything taken literally 56% 37% 5% 3% 186
Not the word of God 81% 11% 4% 4% 171

Views about same-sex marriage among adults in Indiana by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Indiana who …same-sex marriage

Interpreting scripture Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 234. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 25% 67% 7% 234
Word of God; not everything taken literally 46% 47% 7% 186
Not the word of God 72% 15% 13% 171

Views about environmental regulation among adults in Indiana by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Indiana who say…

Interpreting scripture Stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 234. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 56% 41% 1% 2% 234
Word of God; not everything taken literally 44% 54% 1% < 1% 186
Not the word of God 30% 68% 2% 1% 171

Views about human evolution among adults in Indiana by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Indiana who say humans…

Interpreting scripture Evolved; due to natural processes Evolved; due to God's design Evolved; don't know how Always existed in present form Don't know Sample Size
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Word of God; should be taken literally 8% 27% 1% 61% 3% 234
Word of God; not everything taken literally 16% 39% 3% 39% 4% 186
Not the word of God 65% 18% 5% 9% 4% 171